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of those names were libyan nationals working with the u.s. there's been criticism he didn't work with congressman cummings, he didn't notify the state department, didn't notify the white house. doesn't that give the impression that at least some in congress are politicizing this? >> if we're talking about politicizing it, no one has leaked more than this administration. to selectively leak yesterday that there may be secret talks going on with iran -- >> they deny that they were responsible -- >> who else would have done it? certainly wasn't the iranians that did it. wasn't the israelis. the only one it could have been was the administration. this is a whole pattern they've had. as far as darrell issa, he performed a real service with this hearing as to what should have been redacted or not, i will let chairman issa handle that. he's done an outstanding job on this from the start. as far as politicizing, you have mike rogers coming up next, he and i have stood by the president on a number of foreign policy issues including the killing of bin laden. we don't take partisan shots. i
a group of afghan police and u.s. troops as they walked through a market. the taliban claimed responsibility. nbc's lester holt is in kabul where he's been reporting for the past week and a half as part of a special nbc news series on region and conflict. lester, you have been on the ground, what is your take away on the green on blue attacks and this suicide attack which is different, at least the taliban taking responsibility? >> well, andrea, it's really in some ways all related that those three troops killed in khost today were operating with afghan national police on a joint patrol. that's part of the exit strategy for the u.s. to hand control over to the afghans. all the time i've been here, commanders have been wanting to demonstrate and show to me these joint patrols and how this transfer is happening. now the closer, of course, u.s. forces work with afghan troops, that, of course, brings into the question these insider attacks which we've been seeing happening more and more. there was a pause for a few weeks, but yesterday, as you noted in eastern afghanistan, an amer
. also failure of leadership that's emboldened iran and other u.s. adversaries abroad in the middle east and north africa. >> this president's policies haven't been equal to our best examples of world leadership. nowhere is this more evident than in the middle east. i want to be very clear. the blame for the murder of our people in libya and the attacks on our embassies in other countries lies solely with those who carried them out. no one else. but it is our responsibility and the responsibility of the president to use america's greatest power to shape history, not to lead from behind. >> foreign policy adviser to the romney campaign joins us now. i want to talk about the speech. >> good to be with you. >> let's talk first of all about benghazi. there are hearings coming up. darryl issa is pursuing the issues of what went wrong and what the president did and what mitt romney would have done differently. let's listen to what governor romney said today. he talked about the fact that -- excuse me. i wanted to quote the fact that he talked about the attack on the consulate and he said that
mitchell live in washington. the house republican hearings on last month's terrorist attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi are under way now on capitol hill. chairman darrell issa opened the hearings demanding answers from the state department about their response to the incident. as well as the amount of security personnel in place before september 11th. >> we know that the tragedy in benghazi ended as it did. we now know that, in fact, it was caused by a terrorist attack that wasp reasonably predictable to eventually happen somewhere in the world, especially on september 11th. requests for extensions of more security by the mission in libya, however, appeared to have often been rejected. >> al know the chairman claims -- although the chairman claims we are pursuing this investigation on a, quote, bipartisan basis, that has simply not been the case. chairman has w had held documents that were provided to the committee which is in violation of the house rules. to say they are resorting to such petty abuses in what should be a serious and responsible investigation of this fatal attac
do nothing to hurt the u.s. auto industry. my plan to get the industry on its feet when it was in real trouble was not to start writing checks. it was president bush that wrote the first checks. i disagreed. these companies need to go through a managed bankruptcy. >> governor romney, you keep on trying to, you know, air brush history here. you were very clear, that you would not provide government assistance to the u.s. auto companies even if they went through bankruptcy. you said they could get it in the private marketplace. that wasn't true. they would have gone through a -- >> you're wrong. >> i am not wrong. >> you're wrong. >> people will look it up. >> why didn't romney go after the president again on benghazi? >> it's been a story of changing stories by the administration. we didn't want to go into all the litigation of it because what mitt romney wanted to do is lay out his vision for the country. >> two weeks ago and it's a sprint to the finish. romney's out west with rallies in nevada and colorado later today. president obama in florida kicking off a three-day
hope not but that's something people are watching. but here in the u.s., i mean the big ones obviously are jobs and housing. >> jobs. >> because we've seen quite encouraging signs from the housing market. that's arguably as important as the jobs data in terms of impacting consumer psychology and looking at what happens at the housing market between now and the election is something that everyone interested in politics ought to be doing. >> especially because the peak of the foreclosures and the depressed housing markets were in key states like nevada and florida so it really does come home in states even that didn't have the worst of the unemployment effects they had the worst of the housing market downturn. at the same time, this debate over women's unemployment during the debate, mitt romney cited a number that was over 500,000 of the number of jobs women's jobs that were lost since president obama took office. we went back to the bls and that number is actually 82,000. does this make a difference this trying to fact check. >> the jobs data is always very, very slippery and a lot of
if the government has to do it on its own there might be a more substantial tab for u.s. taxpayers. >> and briefly, steve, looking ahead in the next 13 days, if you can put on your forecaster's hat. what might happen either overseas, in china and europe or elsewhere that might dramatically affect this election or is it really baked in the cake? [ inaudible ]. >> i think dramatically it's too high a bar for me to answer you, andr andrea. we do have that jobs report, comes out the friday before the tuesday report and i think a big number could maybe raise some eyebrows if it confirmed the decline we had on the employment rate. if it was a strong job growth number. hard for me to imagine a piece of economic data. gdp report coming up shortly. still hard to imagine a piece of -- gdp report or economic report that would rise to the level of dramatically alter the election, given three debates, billions of advertising and barely budged the needle from that. i don't think the economic data can do it either. >> thank you very much. steve liesman, good to see you. up next, pull up a chair, clint eastwood b
in the u.s. yeah, coming into some kind of agreement, unfortunately, andrea, and it does not look good in terms of the agreement. let me get to that in a second. where the storm is now, it's down here in the southern bahamas right there and heading north and going to move past the bahamas. 105 mile an hour hurricane forecast to move off the east coast with fringe effects through florida, up into the carolinas. then we get to late in the weekend. here's sunday, it's off cape hatteras and now moving up and notice that depending on what forecast you're look agent here, this is a wide area, but it's showing the storm turning to the left and coming ashore. this would be, as far as we can see in the record books unprecedented and a worst-case scenario to have a storm come off the ocean and veer inland like that. let me show you why. i'm going to show you a computer model that we look at. this is the european model that brings the storm ashore noon on monday and bring as shore here. there's new jersey, tip of new jersey, cape may. it's pushing wind and water into that corner between new jerse
you later. joining me now to dig deeper into the jobs data, u.s. economic economist for the president. >> definitely good news in the context of all the bad news in recent months. the headline growth of employment of 114,000 was good but not spectacular. if you dig deeper you find they revised up prior months so running around 150,000 per month, somewhat better not indicative of a economy going into recession, perhaps one getting a little tail wind to it. the drop in the unemployment rate from 8.1% to 7.8%, as you know, sometimes it drons for the wrong reason because people give up looking for work. that was not the case in september, 800,000 people by this measure of employment found jobs, one of the largest increases by that measure in the last eight or nine years. >> mitt romney went after this on the stump today in virginia saying that more people were giving up and that the number of -- the unemployment number would be 11% if all the people who had given up had come back in. that's probably an accurate number but the point is that this month at least, in these data, it showed tha
before the terrorist attack in benghazi on september 11th that killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. congressman jason chaffetz chairs the house subcommittee on national security and has returned from a fact-finding mission in benghazi. thank you, congressman, very good to see you. first, i wanted to share something with you because governor romney just at a campaign appearance in iowa shared a story of having met one of the navy s.e.a.l.s., since he refers to it to him as a massachusetts resident, massachusetts native, we think that he's talking about glen doherty, let me play them. >> one of them was a guy from my home state of massachusetts and relatively young guy compared to me and he was a former navy s.e.a.l. living in san diego and learned about him, talked about his life, he skied a lot, in some of the places i had and we had a lot of things in common, he told me that he keeps going back to the middle east, he cares very deeply about the people there. he served in the military there. went back from time to time to offer security services and so for
reports about the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. this while a veteran diplomat, lawrence pope, has now been brought out of retirement. he has been sent to tripoli to temporarily at least fill in for the late ambassador, chris stevens. joining me now, former defense secretary, william cohen. bill, thanks very much for being with us. you probably saw that lindsey graham said this is either incompetence or a cover-up, suggesting there was a cover-up. from what you have read, what do you think happened with the initial reporting and the fact that for as long as five days later, they are still saying it could have some relationship to a protest when we have been told by state department briefers and by the testimony on capitol hill that they knew in realtime on an open line from benghazi to tripoli and from benghazi to washington exactly what was happening as those large groups of heavily armed men went over the wall and invaded the compound? >> well, i think it's important that we not have the verdict first and then the trial second. we need to find out what all of the facts were, what
condemning the deadly attack on a yem is in security officer who worked in the u.s. embassy today. he was killed near his home by a masked gunman on a motorcycle. the killing bore hallmarks of an attack by the al qaeda branch in yemen. >>> standard & poor's lowered spain's debt rating to just about junk bond state us. the agency downgraded country to bbb palesti minus for its limit toy deal with economic challenges. the slash is putting pressure on leaders to ask for a european union bailout. >>> nobel prize in literature awarded to mo yan. the committee praises writer for his style of ha lose naer to realism. he wrote his latest novel "life and death are wearing me out in only 43 days." should be praise ford his speed. while we have natitude, the talk in baseball, raul ibanez making a million a year brought in to pinch-hit for the $275 million man after a-rod yanked, not only hit a home run he did it again a walkoff home run in the 12th to win the game. yankees triumph but not because of their payroll. >>> pakistan, 14-year-old malala yousufzai has now been transferred to a military
, is unemployment better, easier to buy things and is the u.s. more respected in the world today than it with you when jimmy carter took office. >> how did you answer those? >> we went and compiled -- the entire issue is charts, graphs, articles but for the respect in the world we went and polled cab drivers in different countries all over the world. >> the old cab driver poll. >> so we tried to sort of take that -- >> i thought we always made up those cab drivers. >> we found real ones and for the most part we are more respected in the world at least according to the cab drivers. >> there were a few light moments. this was sort of the irish coming out of both joe biden and paul ryan. >> this is a bunch of stuff. here's the deal -- >> what does that mean, a bunch of stuff. >> it means it's simply inaccurate. >> it's irish. >> it is. we irish call it mularkey. >> they did -- their personalities and know each other they have let's face it been across the table from each other in the big budget negotiations to try to avoid the debt ceiling crisis. and they were the ones carrying the ball for each of
responsibility for the security failures surrounding the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya, secretary clinton's comments on the eve of the presidential debate in long island caused an uproar among republicans who say the buck should stop with the president in the oval office. joining me senator kelly ayotte who lreleased a statement accusing the president of deflecting his responsibility. thanks for joining us from new hampshire. what is wrong with secretary clinton saying -- good to have you with us. what is wrong with secretary clinton saying i'm in charge of 60,000 people who work for the state department and even if mid-level bureaucrats made those decisions it's ultimately my responsibility as secretary of state? >> well certainly laudable that the secretary of state has come forward like this, but she's clearly trying to be loyal and cover for the president and the vice president. ultimately the security of the american people is the president's responsibility. and andrea, let's look at all the changing stories here of what the american people have been told about this event. it was cer
or so across and that would include all of the northeastern u.s. so we have an alert issued for everybody from north carolina on up through new england and people as far north as maine, as far west as ohio need to be aware from the impacts but i think that the major impacts for most people not right at the coast, the coast is a different story and really could be more significant, most people inland it's the power outages from this expansive long-lasting windstorm on a scale that we have never seen in our record books actually and that's why we are so concerned. and at the coast we may very well need to have some evacuations, people need to be aware. >> brian, thanks for the update. it's going to be a busy week and weekend, thanks for keeping us in mind. >> okay. >> with the presidential election right around the corner, it's still anybody's guess as to which candidate will cross the finish line first. and new nbc battleground polls in two swing states show us how close it's probably going to be on election night. two of the best, nbc's dough minico and luke russert join me
at reagan national airport. yes at dulles. behind me it looks empty and it is. u.s. airways has shut down operations again at reagan national today not because we have any damage here but because trying to get up to the northeast up to the new york city area and boston, there's no point. those airports are closed. let me give you stats real fast here. 6,127p flights canceled today. today. 6,127. and systemwide, since they started shutting down flights over the weekend because of sandy, 16,000 flights. we're talking hundreds of thousands of people inconvenienced. i want to show you quickly a photo we got out of laguardia airport and this will tell you why they have shut down air traffic in new york. look at laguardia. it is under water. they've got significant flooding in laguardia. also significant damage as well at jfk and also at newark we're told and because of all of that they are deciding that they're going to keep the airports in the new york city area closed at least through today, probably through tomorrow, but when you see those photos you have to wonder how long will it take to
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